Pennsylvania Township – Two hurt in construction accident on Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East 2 pipeline near Pittsburgh.
Many people in Westmoreland County at first thought it was an explosion.
The accident happened on Sunday at about 11:16 p.m, when two workers were pulling a piece of equipment through a section of the pipeline under a road when the equipment struck and injured them.
Energy Transfer, Sunoco’s parent company, said: “Work did stop temporarily during this time to ensure the safety of these individuals and all others on site, but has now resumed.”
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Both workers were taken to a local hospital. The cause of the accident is under investigation by OSHA.